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Lloyd Woodley


Lloyd Woodley was born near Pidcoke, Texas, on February 26, 1909. He grew up to be a cowboy and horse trader. He moved to Lampasas, Texas, in 1941 and in the early 1950s started putting together a string of bucking stock and sold bucking horses to Duke Gibbs of the Triangle Bell Rodeo Company in Belton. Lloyd started producing rodeos himself around 1953 and over the years produced at Luling, Lampasas, Breckenridge, Llano, Gatesville, San Saba, Georgetown, Comanche, Marble Falls, West, Taylor, Bastrop, New Braunfels, Brenham, Coleman, Burnet, Johnson City, and numerous other cities. He was always known for his rank bucking bulls and bareback horses.

Through the years he owned several bulls that went unridden until later in their rodeo careers. He produced rodeos throughout the Central Texas area from the early 1950s through the early 1980s. A good many of the inductees in the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame followed Woodley’s rodeos. Some of them included Edd Workman, Bud Humphrey, Bill Humphrey, Billie McBride, Jim Saunders, Sonny Berry, Dan Willis, Billy Willis, Curtis Burlin, Keith Greene, and Leon Bauerle.

When he retired from the rodeo business, he sold his bulls and bucking horses to Smokey and Joe Davis of the Rafter D Rodeo Company. Woodley was married to Eva Chisum. He passed away peacefully in Lampasas on December 13, 2003.